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posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Evie19:  Newly pregnant chic here who’s a bit overweight. Honestly, I’d be skeptical of having a super strict weight gain guideline to the extent that it regulated your calories to a huge amount. No, obviously you aren’t eating for two, and they say that you need something like 150-180 calories extra day early on and about an extra 300-400 calories (these are ballparks, I don’t remember the exact numbers but it’s somewhere in this range) towards the end. 

My general plan to is to just eat basically the same as I do now, but accomodate for increased appetite. I’m still super early but interestingly, I’ve felt pretty terrible after eating unhealthy things. So while I’ve always eaten pretty well I’m actually eating extremely well during my pregnancy so far. I know I don’t need to gain a ton of weight, but I’m also not too worried about a specific number. 


Post # 5
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Evie19:  I will say, that 2250 does seem on the high side generally, but probably fine if you work out regularly? 

Post # 7
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Evie19:  Are you someone who works out regularly? That’s the only thing I can think of that would make your calorie intake that high. My midwife told me to eat my normal calorie intake for the 1st trimester (where I could… I was pretty sick) and then add an extra 300 calories for the 2nd and 3rd trimester. I’m 18 weeks and I’m not gonna lie, sometimes I crave a cheeseburger or a McFlurry and I go for it, but its like anything else, everything in moderation.I also am (finally) back to some low impact cardio and weights so I do that 3-4 times a week.

I started out about 15lbs overweight and so far only gained 8lbs. My doc said nothing about my wieght and said average weight gain is 25-30 so he doesn’t expect me to be much different.

Weight gain can have an impact on whether or not you get GD but I had a friend who is a personal trainer who got it, and there was NO WAY she was overweight or ate poorly during that pregnancy since she was still working out and training at 8 months. Sometimes you just get lucky :-/ 

Keep a food diary to monitor the good foods you eat vs the junk and modify your diet that way. Again, I don’t know how far along you are but for me my body seems to know when to make me stop eating the crap through indigestion and morning sickness.  Make sure you stock your home with healthy foods an limit the junk. I find that the less junk in the house the less I eat it because I’m too lazy to go get it ;-p

Good luck!


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